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The Solicitors (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.The roll of solicitors

  5. 4.Keeping of the register

  6. 5.Refusal of practising certificates

  7. 6.Practising certificates—conditions, appeals and suspension

  8. 7.Preparation of conveyancing documents by unqualified persons

  9. 8.Preparation of papers for probate, etc., by unqualified persons

  10. 9.Regulations

  11. 10.Incorporated practices

  12. 11.Control of employment by solicitor of certain persons

  13. 12.Practice of a deceased solicitor

  14. 13.Accountants' reports

  15. 14.Power of Council to deal with property in control of certain solicitors

  16. 15.Power of Council to deal with cases of delay by solicitors

  17. 16.Solicitors' discipline

  18. 17.Lay observers

  19. 18.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

  20. 19.Powers of the Tribunal

  21. 20.Appeals against orders of the Tribunal

  22. 21.Remuneration of solicitors

  23. 22.Exercise of solicitors' lien on documents by Society

  24. 23.Committees of the Council

  25. 24.Society acting as attorney of solicitor

  26. 25.Building society accounts

  27. 26.Consequential amendments relating to legal aid, advice and assistance

  28. 27.Amendments, transitional provisions, savings and repeals


      1. Schedules 1, 2—Amendments

    1. SCHEDULE 3


      1. Practising certificates

        1. 1.Article 5 applies to applications for practising certificates made after...

        2. 2.Article 14 of the Solicitors Order, as substituted by Article...

        3. 3.Article 15 of the Solicitors Order, as substituted by Article...

      2. Restriction on preparation of contracts of sale etc.

        1. 4.In Article 7— (a) paragraph (c) applies to acts done...

      3. Restriction on preparation of papers for probate, etc.

        1. 5.Where a person has committed an offence under Article 24...

      4. Orders modifying provisions so as to apply to incorporated practices

        1. 6.Any provision made by an order under paragraph (8) of...

      5. Imposition of disciplinary sanctions by Council of Law Society

        1. 7.Article 16(1) applies in relation to services provided by a...

      6. Examination of solicitors' files in connection with complaints

        1. 8.Article 16(2) applies in relation to a complaint whether it...

      7. Powers of lay observers and Tribunal in relation to inadequate professional services

        1. 9.(1) Article 17(b) applies in relation to a complaint whether...

      8. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

        1. 10.Any complaint or application made to the Disciplinary Committee under...

      9. Legal aid complaints

        1. 11.Article 51B of the Solicitors Order, as substituted by Article...

        2. 12.(1) Article 26 does not affect— (a) the hearing and...

      10. Increase in penalty

        1. 13.The amendment of Article 27(1) of the Solicitors Order in...

      11. Saving

        1. 14.The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect without prejudice...

      1. Schedule 4—Repeals

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